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Office of Coast Survey, 2022: Office of Coast Survey Wrecks and Obstructions Database, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/39988.

Item Identification

Title: Office of Coast Survey Wrecks and Obstructions Database
Short Name: wrecks_and_obstructions_database
Status: In Work
Publication Date: 2014-06-01
Abstract:

The Office of Coast Survey's Wrecks and Obstructions database contains information on the identified submerged wrecks and obstructions within the U.S. maritime boundaries. The data includes the position of each feature (latitude and longitude) along with a brief description. Information to populate the database comes from what is currently available on the electronic navigational chart (ENC) and Coast Survey's Automated Wrecks and Obstructions Information System (AWOIS) database.

Purpose:

The Office of Coast Survey is responsible for charting the Nation's waterways to ensure safe marine transportation and navigation. Hydrographic surveying is a critical component of this process. The AWOIS and charted (Electronic Navigational Charts - ENCs) wrecks and obstructions have been identified over the course of OCS' history and cataloged in a database for use in survey planning and also for inclusion on the nautical chart suite. The database and associated mapping services are provided to the public as a related service for general usage.

Notes:

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Supplemental Information:

The data layers in this data set consist of: Automated Wrecks and Obstructions Information System (AWOIS) wreck features and navigational obstruction features, as well as Electronic Naviational Charts (ENC) wreck features. The attribution across each feature type has been standardized to be consistent. Not all attribution will be present for each feature in each layer, due to the differing sources that have been used to populate the database.

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
ISO 19115 Topic Category location
ISO 19115 Topic Category oceans
ISO 19115 Topic Category transportation
NOS Data Explorer Topic Category Bathymetry/Topography
NOS Data Explorer Topic Category Nautical Charting
None Bathymetry
None ENC
None Historical
None Nautical Charting
None Navigation
None Obstructions
None Wrecks

Physical Location

Organization: Office of Coast Survey
City: Silver Spring
State/Province: MD

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Data Presentation Form: Map (digital)
Entity Attribute Overview:

The Feature Catalog is maintained in the "OCS Wrecks and Obstructions User Guide" PDF for download (http://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/hsd/awois/AWOIS_Users_Guide_2013.pdf).

recrd

vesslterms

feature_type

chart

latdec

londec

gp_quality

gp_source

depth

sounding_type

yearsunk

history

fid

quasou

watlev

geom

Entity Attribute Detail Citation:

NOAA/NOS/OCS

Distribution Liability:

None.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 808940
Date Effective From: 2018-12-14
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Keown, Patrick
Address: 1315 East West Hwy
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3282
Email Address: patrick.keown@noaa.gov
Phone: 240-533-0031

Distributor

CC ID: 808941
Date Effective From: 2018-12-14
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Office of Coast Survey (OCS)
Address: 1315 East West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910
URL: https://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 808942
Date Effective From: 2018-12-14
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Keown, Patrick
Address: 1315 East West Hwy
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3282
Email Address: patrick.keown@noaa.gov
Phone: 240-533-0031

Point of Contact

CC ID: 808943
Date Effective From: 2018-12-14
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Keown, Patrick
Address: 1315 East West Hwy
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3282
Email Address: patrick.keown@noaa.gov
Phone: 240-533-0031

Extents

Currentness Reference: Publication Date

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 495079
W° Bound: -180
E° Bound: 167
N° Bound: 72
S° Bound: -65

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 495078
Time Frame Type: Continuing
Start: 1981-01-01

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Use Constraints:

The database records are not comprehensive. There are wrecks that do not appear on the nautical charts and wrecks on the nautical charts that do not appear in the historical records. Updates to database are limited, with priority given to wrecks that may be hazards to navigation. We have removed reported wrecks that have been salvaged or disproved by further investigation.

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 495080
Download URL: http://nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/hsd/wrecks_and_obstructions.html
Distributor: Office of Coast Survey (OCS) (2018-12-14 - Present)
Description:

Downloadable Data

File Type: Text

Distribution 2

CC ID: 495082
Download URL: http://wrecks.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/arcgis/services/public_wrecks/Wrecks_And_Obstructions/MapServer/WMSServer?request=GetCapabilities&service=WMS
Distributor: Office of Coast Survey (OCS) (2018-12-14 - Present)
Description:

Downloadable Data

File Type: OGC WMS

Distribution 3

CC ID: 495085
Download URL: http://wrecks.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/downloads/AWOIS_Obstructions.kml
Distributor: Office of Coast Survey (OCS) (2018-12-14 - Present)
Description:

Downloadable Data

File Type: OGC KML

Distribution 4

CC ID: 495088
Download URL: http://wrecks.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/downloads/AWOIS_Obstructions.xls
Distributor: Office of Coast Survey (OCS) (2018-12-14 - Present)
Description:

Downloadable Data

File Type: EXCEL

Distribution 5

CC ID: 495083
Download URL: http://wrecks.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/downloads/AWOIS_Wrecks.kml
Distributor: Office of Coast Survey (OCS) (2018-12-14 - Present)
Description:

Downloadable Data

File Type: OGC KML

Distribution 6

CC ID: 495086
Download URL: http://wrecks.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/downloads/AWOIS_Wrecks.xls
Distributor: Office of Coast Survey (OCS) (2018-12-14 - Present)
Description:

Downloadable Data

File Type: EXCEL

Distribution 7

CC ID: 495084
Download URL: http://wrecks.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/downloads/ENC_Wrecks.kml
Distributor: Office of Coast Survey (OCS) (2018-12-14 - Present)
Description:

Downloadable Data

File Type: OGC KML

Distribution 8

CC ID: 495087
Download URL: http://wrecks.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/downloads/ENC_Wrecks.xls
Distributor: Office of Coast Survey (OCS) (2018-12-14 - Present)
Description:

Downloadable Data

File Type: EXCEL

Distribution 9

CC ID: 495089
Download URL: http://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/hsd/awois/AWOIS_Users_Guide_2013.pdf
Distributor: Office of Coast Survey (OCS) (2018-12-14 - Present)
Description:

Downloadable Data

File Type: PDF

Distribution 10

CC ID: 495081
Download URL: https://wrecks.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/arcgis/rest/services/public_wrecks/Wrecks_And_Obstructions/MapServer
Distributor: Office of Coast Survey (OCS) (2018-12-14 - Present)
Description:

Downloadable Data

File Type: Esri ArcGIS REST API Endpoint - MapService

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 495071
URL: http://ocsdata.ncd.noaa.gov/idrs/inquiry.aspx
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

Link for data inquiry.

URL 2

CC ID: 495072
URL: http://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/hsd/images/SW_Wrecks_topimage.jpg
Name: sample image
URL Type:
Browse Graphic
sample image
File Resource Format: JPEG
Description:

Sample of data in Wrecks and Obstructions database.

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 495103
Activity Date/Time: 2016-12-13
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 495102
Activity Date/Time: 2017-04-05
Description:

Converted from FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (version FGDC-STD-001-1998) using 'fgdc_to_inport_xml.pl' script. Contact Tyler Christensen (NOS) for details.

Activity Log 3

CC ID: 587966
Activity Date/Time: 2017-09-13
Description:

Partial upload of Spatial Info section only.

Data Quality

Completeness Report:

N/A.

Conceptual Consistency:

The database records are not comprehensive. There are wrecks that do not appear on the nautical charts and wrecks on the nautical charts that do not appear in the historical records. Updates to database are limited, with priority given to wrecks that may be hazards to navigation. We have removed reported wrecks that have been salvaged or disproved by further investigation

Lineage

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 495069
Description:

The database records are not comprehensive. There are wrecks that do not appear on the nautical charts and wrecks on the nautical charts that do not appear in the historical records. Updates to database are limited, with priority given to wrecks that may be hazards to navigation. We have removed reported wrecks that have been salvaged or disproved by further investigation

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 39988
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:39988
Metadata Record Created By: Tyler Christensen
Metadata Record Created: 2017-04-05 13:49+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2019-06-04 13:14+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2018-12-14
Owner Org: OCS
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year